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StoryCorps is (virtually) coming to South Carolina for its Military Voices Initiative. StoryCorps will facilitate approximately 50 virtual recording sessions April 12-23, 2021, with appointments offered Monday-Friday of each week.
Henry McMaster Five-Day Teaching 04-22-21
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Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law Thursday a resolution requiring South Carolina schools to offer in-person classes to students five days a week starting April 26 and for all of next school year. The measure also included a requirement that districts pay teachers more next school year if they have them directly teaching students who are in person and those online at the same time.
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  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver Republicans’ rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress next week.Scott, who is the only Black Republican in the Senate, will serve as the face of the party after Biden addresses the nation Wednesday. Considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate, Scott is a leading GOP voice on race and criminal justice reform, and he is popular with both the pro-Donald Trump and moderate wings of the party.
  • The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Thursday that would turn over almost the entire board of power company Santee Cooper, but it doesn't seek new bids to sell the state-owned utility.
  • Schoolchildren and other volunteers are scattering more than 3 million loblolly pine seeds across South Carolina in an effort to help mitigate the effects of disastrous flooding statewide. The Earth Day event announced Thursday by Gov. Henry McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin is the first tree planting effort of its scale statewide. The officials said the trees are one of a number of solutions that emerged from a 2019 by the commission addressing flood risks. The seeds were originally packaged to be planted last year but the pandemic put a pause on the event. The loblolly pine was chosen for its prevalence across the state.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin is among the speakers at the University of South Carolina's spring's commencement exercises, which are being held in-person at the school's massive football stadium for the first time.
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